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Camping: Colorado > Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests > Taylor River Ranger District

Quick Facts

Texas Creek Lakes

Elevation: 9,825 Feet (3062.7 Meters)
Other Maps: Trails Illustrated 129, 131
Recommended Season: Early Fall
Size: 3 to 10 surface acres
Vehicle Accessibility: Four-wheel Drive Vehicle first three miles accessible by two-wheel drive vehicles

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General Description

Texas Creek Lakes include four lakes within a short distance of each other, that are fed by Texas Creek. The lakes range in size from three to ten surface acres. One of the lakes, Eastern Lake, supports a population of rainbow trout, but the fishing is rated as poor.

Regardless of the fishing rating this is a good place to fish in the natural beauty of Colorado's Rocky Mountains. Opportunities to participate in many other activities abound with the close proximity of the Taylor Canyon, Reservoir and Collegiate Peaks Wilderness Area. The lakes are located five miles east of Taylor River Road and Taylor Park Reservoir.

Directions from Taylor River Road: When you reach the northeastern corner of Taylor Park Reservoir, on Taylor River Road, turn east on to Texas Creek Road, Forest Service 755. Drive five miles east toward the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness boundary and Texas Lakes.

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping Rivers End Campground
ICON Dispersed Camping Texas Creek Lakes
ICON Cold Water Fishing Texas Creek Lakes
ICON Four-Wheel Driving Texas Creek Road
ICON Hiking & Walking Timberline Trail
ICON Horseback Riding Timberline Trail
ICON Animal Identification Texas Creek Lakes
ICON Bird Identification Texas Creek Lakes
ICON Plant Identification Texas Creek Lakes
ICON Wildflower Identification Texas Creek Lakes
ICON Lakes & Reservoirs Texas Creek Lakes
ICON Canoeing Texas Creek Lakes
ICON Viewing Scenery Texas Creek Lakes

Related Activities
Taylor River Road - The Taylor River Road is a paved, narrow, winding road, that follows the Taylor River through Taylor Canyon. Traffic is usually very heavy in the summer months.

Texas Creek - Deep pools and riffles support Rainbows, Browns, and Brook trout. The fishing is rated as good.

Texas Creek Road #755 - Texas Creek Road provides access to the western boundary of the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness Area. This part of the wilderness is not heavily used and a good place to seek solitude.

Timberline (N & S) Trailhead - The Timberline Trailhead lies along Cottonwood Pass Road near the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness boundary. Timberline Trail and the Continental Divide Trail lead north and south from this trailhead.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Gunnison National Forest, 216 North Colorado , Gunnison, CO, 81230, Phone: 970-641-0471


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